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Graet place friendly service a real delight
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... back down the west coast of New Zealand and found a cool free campsite in the forest where we stopped for the evening.
Day 11: Much to our dismay it rained overnight and we discovered poor Chester was stuck in the mud! Luckily an older couple came to the rescue with their fully equipped campervan and pulled Chester out. The next stop was Coromandel which took us back through Whangarei and Auckland where we got stuck in ...
... Went exploring inside to find the roof of the cave covered on millions of glow worms. Walked to the deepest part until we could go no further as a stream blocked out route. We left the Russell's around midday and headed north to a Kaori factory that manufactures ancient swamp wood over 40000 years old into tacky clocks, they also make chairs ...
... cottage and lots of Lindas yummy home cooked food! (Plus Toms encounter with catching, gutting and smoking his first fish).
Monday morning we caught the KIWI bus from Whangarei to Bay of Islands. What a beautiful place. Full of isloated quiet beaches and lots of sea activities to do. We only had 1 night here but we did everything we wanted to do. Monday afternoon we had a lie on the beach and went out Kayaking. My puny arms struggled with ...
... jokers that are alpacas - wanna go somewhere? Alpaca bag! (Sorry couldn't resist that joke). The bus journey was jokes, I was dying the people around us must have hated us with a passion. Everyone was trying to rest and all I was doing was laughing my loud cackle. Daisy had to tell me to "stop laughing as you sound disabled and we won't make any friends". Speaking of friends, we made friends with two old ladies one was called Sue, they must be in their late 40s ...
Another early start.. Got picked up from gilligans at 6.30 but it was a long start to the day, had to hire shoes for the rafting aswell which sucked! The journey was long and I was sat next to a smelly Italian! I asked to be put in a group with young people and was happy with my group when we got together, the instructor was a bit of a dick to start off with, but he got better as the day on, ...